Headhunters

  • Screening Date: 30th August 2012,
  • Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aksel Hennie, Julie R. Ølgaard, Synnøve Macody Lund
  • Directed by: Morten Tyldum ('Fallen Angels', 'Buddy')
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Rating: (R16) contains violence & sex scenes
Synopsis:

Norwegian thriller about a corporate art thief who goes for the biggest score of his career, but finds himself in great danger after the by-the-numbers heist goes bad. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is married to a gorgeous gallery owner and a master corporate headhunter. To support their luxurious lifestyle, Roger has a side operation… When interviewing potential CEOs for his clients, he steers the conversation toward cultural tastes, and specifically art. After judging their personal collections, Roger sends the hopeful businessmen to meet the company and robs their homes, replacing their paintings with convincing frauds. Enter Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones), a CEO in possession of an extremely valuable Peter Paul Rubens painting. The score will set Roger financially free, but the straightforward robbery goes horribly wrong – Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.